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Old 8th January 2010, 22:44   #586
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Pics of a Merc' 170V uploaded here.
It seems that this Merc has received a slight makeover, but this is the famous Mumbai Roadster which we have seen before. This matter of having been with Mumtaz is relatively new to me.
I am not sure is 794 cars mentioned pertains to the year 1937 only, but there are a minimum of 12 Roadsters in India, with one still unaccounted for. And surely there are some of which I do not know.
But, a stunning car.
Could someone who visited the Auto Expo let us know how many vintage and classic cars are displayed apart from the HMCI stall? This is there at the Auto India stall, then there is an Audi Roadster at the Audi stall, any others?

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Here's a link to a very nice essay by a fellow Bhpian and good friend about the saga of his Ponton. It is being currently re-restored by Mr Bumpu Sircar and we very much look forward to the end product. Meanwhile here's the link.

Prithvi Tagore's 1958 Mercedes-Benz Type 180a Ponton sedan www.mbzponton.org

May be MBZ 180 can add some new updates to this.
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Some interesting Mercedes Cars.

Does anyone know more on them and their current whereabouts.

I am particularly interesed in APY 10, whose car was this and where is it now.
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Here are a few more. Is DLE 7541 a 500 ? where is it now and the others too.

What model is the car in the fourth picture
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Some interesting Mercedes Cars.

Does anyone know more on them and their current whereabouts.

I am particularly interesed in APY 10, whose car was this and where is it now.
Pic 1 APY 10 is a 300, convertible, one of the earliest known, from Hyderabad, went to Indore. Has engine difficulties.
Pic 2 also looks like a 300, but cannot place it
Pic 3 belongs to our tbhpian Kasli
Pic 4 Maybe in Parla, Mumbai. Mr. Mole, please help.
Pic 5 again a 320, now in Mumbai. One of the cars on either side is also a Merc, maybe 230.

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Here are a few more. Is DLE 7541 a 500 ? where is it now and the others too.

What model is the car in the fourth picture
Pic 1 & 2 DLE is not a 500, maybe 290. No idea where she is now.
Pic 3 an early 170?
Pic 4 is a Merc Nurburg
Pic 5, 6 & 7 MYV 880 is a 230 or so. I have these same pictures. But otherwise no clue. I think exoticars has these pictures too.
Pic 8 no clue.
Have made a beginning, now someone has to come forward for the rest.

Taking a wild guess, many of these pictures, if not cars have a Calcutta connection.

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Any idea who were the original owners of APY 110.

Harit that car you refer to as an early 170 is definitely something that predated the 170 series. It has a mid to late twenties look, where is she now ?

That huge Nurburg convertible is sure to be know, wher is it now. If this is a Nurburg then this is probably the third such car we know about like the one with Doc and the Sircar car.

Harit you were complaining that this forum has gone a bit dull so I have spiced it up a bit to get you to share your "pearls of wisdom" !!!

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APY was in Bangalore during the mid 1980's belonged to some Reddy's who deveoped two apartments on Rest House Crescent. Car was never used.
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Harit that car you refer to as an early 170 is definitely something that predated the 170 series. It has a mid to late twenties look, where is she now ?
The pictures of the 170 and the orangish 300 (2nd picture) were taken in our garage. The 170v is still with us.

Mr.Singhania has a similar convertible like the first picture. Dont remember the designation.

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That huge Nurburg convertible is sure to be know, wher is it now. If this is a Nurburg then this is probably the third such car we know about like the one with Doc and the Sircar car.
Wow that merc looks really interesting.

A little clarification.The car which belongs to us is not a Nurburg.The car which we own is 1930 mercedes Benz 260 Stuttgart Special Version.

However there was a Nurburg Mercedes in Jharkhand which my dad had seen when he had gone to buy our studebaker president.Later we were told that the car has been sold so does anyone have any idea about that car?
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hi ajmat the 300 owner had an mark2 jag along side with the apy10 the jag was caj7997 silver colour wonder where the jag disappeared
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Any idea who were the original owners of APY 10.

Harit that car you refer to as an early 170 is definitely something that predated the 170 series. It has a mid to late twenties look, where is she now ?

That huge Nurburg convertible is sure to be know, wher is it now. If this is a Nurburg then this is probably the third such car we know about like the one with Doc and the Sircar car.

Harit you were complaining that this forum has gone a bit dull so I have spiced it up a bit to get you to share your "pearls of wisdom" !!!
Hi Wasif,

Apy 10, I was told, belonged to an elderly gent from Banjara Hills. Whether it went to Bangalore and then on to Indore I do not know. But the cam was broken.
Just check Mercedes W 15, was also called 170, but without the V. I do not know where she is now. Late 20's suits.
Nurburg belongs to a collector in Calcutta. There are 2 more for sure, Doc and Telco. There was a junk in Nagpur, I cannot trace its fate.

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The pictures of the 170 and the orangish 300 (2nd picture) were taken in our garage. The 170v is still with us.
Yes I know, but there is a puzzle. The 300 lying with you was green, doubtful ownership and missing parts, with auto tranny lying in the boot. But this is orange?

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Wow that merc looks really interesting.
However there was a Nurburg Mercedes in Jharkhand which my dad had seen when he had gone to buy our studebaker president.Later we were told that the car has been sold so does anyone have any idea about that car?
What was the colour of the car please, and the condition?

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Does anyone know more on them and their current whereabouts.
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Pic 4 Maybe in Parla, Mumbai. Mr. Mole, please help.

I think exoticars has these pictures too.
The MRZ Ponton I think is in Pune with a local collector who has displayed most cars at his hotel of late.

And yes, all these pictures are from xoticars vast archives.
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Yes I know, but there is a puzzle. The 300 lying with you was green, doubtful ownership and missing parts, with auto tranny lying in the boot. But this is orange?
Harit uncle there was the green which stood for a long time and if i remember right Mr Dossa took it. The orange stood with us for a few months and went to the south.
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The MRZ Ponton I think is in Pune with a local collector who has displayed most cars at his hotel of late.

And yes, all these pictures are from xoticars vast archives.
I think it was there for the MASA rally in pune last year. Correct me if wrong.
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This black 170V belonged to the Vijay Raghavan Family.

The other is a petrol 220 in immaculate condition with a prominent collector in Hyderabad who owns that CAT regestered Buick
Does this 220 Merc W115 still exist? Haven't seen a similar looking 115 anywhere else. Assuming this is an export to USA model? Any other pics of this beauty?
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